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Trends: Animal Beads

crystal beadsEnvironmentalism seems to be en vogue right now. People are eating organic food, driving hybrid cars and wearing faux-fur. The trend extends to jewelry making, too. This summer, expect to see people rocking a lot of animal themed jewelry. That means everything from crystal beads shaped like animals to using faux-rabbit’s feet and shark’s teeth in their jewelry creations.

Getting on trend is easy with the right tools. One simple thing you can do is get some animal shaped beads and weave them into your work. Many such beads are small and discrete so you can work them into traditional designs without much hassle. You can also opt for a necklace made of seed beads with a natural pendant. This pendant can be anything from an animal’s bone to a feather. Anything that symbolizes nature will play well.

If you set beads in enamel for pendants you can just easily the beads to crate animal designs. All you need for that is your typical enameling supplies and some brightly colored beads. You can find information online about how to create convincing animal shapes. Don’t be afraid to make use of more natural looking, less polished stones to exude that rustic beauty because that is what is in this summer!

Quirky Style And Homemade Jewelry

With the charms of quirky hipsters finally making their way to the mainstream through things like Zoey Deschanel’s New Girl and the new HBO series Girls, things like self made jewelry made with wholesale jewelry supplies are more and more the cool thing to do. In a culture where unique looks and individual taste are the norm doing it yourself can make a humongous stylistic difference.

Making your own jewelry with the wide variety of beads(Czech beads, seed beads, etc.) available from Mode Beads is a great way to stand out from the pack in a fun and kitschy way. You can design the sort of jewelry that you favored back in the days of Strawberry Shortcake and Jem and the Holograms without losing your more adult sense of self. It can be a great playful balance between youthful ingenuity and an adult sense of personal style.

The great thing about these new moves towards self designed fashion are obvious. Suddenly looking good is not about getting the most expensive this or the biggest brand name that, suddenly being who you are has become the coolest and hottest fashion choice. It is a great move forward for women and for style and it’s a great chance to get creative.